Word to the wise writer: never underestimate your secondary characters! But watch them... they sneak off with stuff.
True love stories never have endings.
I want to tell a story that makes the reader always want to see what will happen next.
And it's a human need to be told stories. The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.
What else is a story than a lie everyone agrees on?
People aren't like numbers. They're more like letters. And those letters want to become stories. And dad said that stories need to be shared.
Oskar Schell in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close2
Well, you need the villain. If you don't have a villain, the good guy can stay home.
You always get more respect when you don't have a happy ending.
I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain.
It never has happened, and it never will happen, and that is why it is told.
A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises.
You see, most men, they'll tell a story straight through— it won't be complicated, but it won't be interesting either.
Edward Bloom in Big Fish
I confess, I need stories to understand the world.
Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.
Some people believe if we repeat stories often enough they become real. They make us who we are. That can be scary.
Stella Nicholls in Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark
The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.
It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something.
A good story never dies.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.
Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
Gaston: "How can you read this, there's no pictures?"
Belle: "Well, some people use their imagination."
Belle: "Well, some people use their imagination."
Belle in Beauty and the Beast18
The king is a man, and a man can fail. But a myth is indestructible.
Rebel Moon - Part One - A Child of Fire
Tress considered herself to be categorically boring. She liked her tea lukewarm, she went to bed on time, she loved her parents, occasionally squabbled with her little brother, and didn't litter. She was fair at needlepoint, and had a talent for baking. But had no other noteworthy skills. She didn't train at fencing in secret, she couldn't talk to animals, she had no hidden royalty or deities in her lineage. Though her great-grandmother Glorf had once reportedly waved at the king.
They say the first year after a major loss is the hardest. That’s an understatement; loss is its own brand of insanity and no relief from it. There are no shortcuts and the only way through grief is through it. You just have to get up every day and wait to go to bed every night, then wake up and do it all over again.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
When I'm 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I'll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, "After all this time?" And I will say: "Always."
Alan Rickman (Actor of Severus Snape)19
Take your time to think, but when it is time to act, stop thinking and act!
If you stop to think about it, you’ll have to admit that all the stories in the world consist essentially of twenty-six letters. The letters are always the same, only the arrangement varies. From letters words are formed, from words sentences, from sentences chapters, and from chapters stories.
Having conquered numbers, humankind moved on to something even more boring: by inventing writing.
Philomena Cunk in Cunk On Earth - Episode 1
Usually, the evil guys are the more appealing roles.
I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten.